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Austin, Texas Legalizes Hemp, Decriminalizes Small Amounts of Marijuana
April 2, 2020

In the capitol of Texas, Austin, a heated debate has ensued after the state recently passed House Bill 1325.  The Bill legalized the production and consumption of hemp. Because of the new law, many district attorneys now require officials to distinguish between hemp from marijuana. Because, marijuana is still illegal in the state, and the substance should be confirmed before … Read More>

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Illinois Legalizes Marijuana and Pardons Thousands of Convictions
January 2, 2020

The year 2020 is now upon us, and a lot has changed in the State of Illinois. In May, the Illinois General Assembly passed HB 1438 to legalize recreational marijuana use and sale. Then in June, Democratic Governor J.B. Pritzker signed this historic bill into law. The new rules took effect as the New Year rang in, and thousands lined … Read More>

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Illinois to Expunge Thousands of Marijuana Convictions
August 1, 2019

The Governor of Illinois has just signed HB 1438 into law, making cannabis legal in the state for those 21 and older. This makes Illinois the 11th state in the country to legalize the recreational use and purchase of marijuana. Furthermore, the law includes vast criminal justice reform provisions to help those with marijuana-related criminal records. Specifically, it will expunge … Read More>

Ohio Becomes the 25th State to Legalize Medical Marijuana
June 14, 2016

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Ohio became the 25th state to legalize medical marijuana on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. The bill would prevent licensed patients from smoking the plant or growing it at home, but would allow them to ingest it as a vapor in order to treat various diseases. Much like in other states, state-sanctioned marijuana … Read More>